How To Keep Your Dog Safe In A Nissan Car

Keeping your dog safe while on the road is one of the most important things for any dog owner to consider when buying a new car. The Nissan X Trail is one of the best Nissan family cars in our range. It was also voted the winner of the best dog-friendly car of the year category in the Sunday Times Motor Awards 2019. Not only is the Nissan X Trail the best Nissan car for you and your family, we also have a few helpful tips to keep your dog safe in a Nissan car.

How to keep your dog safe when travelling by car?

It’s important to consider your dogs safety and comfort even when traveling for short journeys by car. Dogs can become anxious or overheat when travelling in a car, but there are precautions you can take.

Keep your dog secure

The highway code outlines that when in a vehicle, a dog must be suitably restrained so that they cannot distract you whilst driving, or injure you in the event of a crash. There are a few options for transporting your dog:

  • A crate
  • Travel harness – so your dog can wear a seatbelt too!
  • Carrier – portable for smaller pets.
  • Boot gate – ideal if you have lots of boot space.

These will prevent your dog from getting from the boot to the back seats and keep them safe in the event of a sudden stop. Some of the other best Nissan family cars in our range, such as the Nissan Qashqai, give your dog plenty of boot space to move around. This is important especially for long journeys.

Keep them cool

Even in the shade with the windows down, at 20 degrees a car can heat up to more than 40 degrees in just an hour. For this reason, owners should never leave your dog in the car unattended, particularly on warmer days. You can keep dog’s safe on warmer days by ensuring they have access to water and fresh air. You can also carry a spray bottle full of cold water to cool them down whilst on your travels.

Why was the Nissan X Trail voted the best dog friendly car of 2019?

One of the main reasons the Nissan X Trail won the best dog-friendly car of 2019, is the size of the boot. It has a spacious 565 litre boot that will ensure there is plenty of room for your dog on a long or short car ride. The Nissan X Trail has different seat configurations so you can have either 5 or 7 seats depending on what you need for each journey. Buying a new or used Nissan X Trail also gives you some cutting edge technology to make the ride comfortable for you and your dog. The Nissan X Trail comes with Nissan Intelligent Mobility and Intelligent Ride Control to make the performance as smooth as possible.

With award winning performance and comfort, the Nissan X Trail is the perfect car for dog owners. To order a new or used Nissan X Trail visit your local Nissan dealership in Dorchester. If you would like to find out more about the Nissan X Trail or learn about our current new car offers call us on 01305 263031 and we’ll be happy to help.